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Mixing Charm with Contemporary Design

Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Events, Products, Trends

For anyone who knows me, they know that my ultimate #lifegoal is to basically live inside and become one with an Anthropologie store. From the smell (what is that candle?!), the overpriced home goods, and the whimsy, it really stands for everything I believe in when it comes to aesthetics. I will take a kitschy sweater with a fox on it over a smart cardigan any day.

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From Lancelot’s SILAÏ collection for GAN.

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Lancelot talks her new collection.

That being said, I’m always on the lookout for something that gives me that same Anthropologie tingle, something with charm and personality that makes you feel like you’re living your best life. Indeed, I got that very feeling when checking out designer Charlotte Lancelot’s collection at  a recent event for Spanish-based rug company GAN at its New York showroom. Lancelot’s carpets, poufs, cushions, and tables from her SILAÏ collections are modern but romantic, contemporary yet timeless.

For SILAÏ, which means stitches in Hindu, Lancelot was inspired  by a old knitting book she found in a store. Using wool, her material of choice because “the colors are deeper,” Lancelot chose “sweet colors that work together and stay for a long time,” she explains. From there, she made 20 different stitches but chose only four for a simplicity in her patchwork design, which comes in blue, green, rose, and gray. “I wanted to have a big space [in the carpet design]”, she explains, “because I didn’t want to hide too much of the different patterns with coffee tables.”

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Each piece can stand alone or work together with others from the collection to create a versatile, functional, and playful space that make sense in any setting, most notably and importantly in the apartments of women who think they may be ethereal unicorns.

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